3 hrs ago
Meet the teacher: New staff announced at Muskegon, North Muskegon and ...
With the start of a new school year, MLive Muskegon Chronicle asked area school districts to share information about new staff members and significant staff changes. Camille Gabris, K-12 professional development coach.
3 hrs ago
Not Your Parents' Downtown: What's Muskegon's Saturday night scene like? Here's what we found
Members of a wedding party gather on a downtown street in Muskegon. The wedding party exited from the Century Club onto West Western Avenue, providing a unique scene on a Saturday night.
4 hrs ago
Insurance Coverage, Provider Preference Affect Who Gets Bariatric Surgery
Wide variations in whether Medicare patients undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity suggest that insurance coverage and provider preference are heavily influencing who has access to the procedure, a new report indicates. What the report didn't find, however, was a correlation between the bariatric surgery rate and the rate of diabetes and obesity in the community.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Not Your Parents' Downtown: Share your photos of downtown Muskegon through the years
Maybe it's a photo of Hardy Herpolsheimer's all dressed up at Christmas. Or maybe your favorite is a picture of the old Occidental Hotel.
Fire at Cannon-Muskegon foundry in Norton Shores; firefighters heading to scene
The fire, reported at the foundry at 2875 Lincoln St., Norton Shores, was called out around 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The corporate building had a furnace explosion back in January 2012 that occurred shortly after the business day was over.
Police: Gun involved in Muskegon High School lockdown incident was loaded and stolen
A 15-year-old had concealed the handgun in the waistband of his pants, and it dropped to the floor when the teen got into a physical altercation at the school, according to a press release issued by the police department. Police responded to the school, 80 W. Southern, at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Police say woman used wheelchair cart for getaway
Police in Michigan said they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart. The Muskegon Chronicle reported police located Shirley Mason, 46, about 2 miles away, riding the cart with $600 in clothing.
Midday Muskegon headlines: Baby Kate murder charge, 'tragic' life and death, decade of downtown change
A Mason County judge has dismissed the murder charge against Sean Phillips, the Victory Township man accused of killing his infant daughter known to many as "Baby Kate" back in 2011. MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI - Sandra Lynn Detty knew tragedy long before she became a victim of one herself, said a family member on Monday, Sept.
Postcard from Muskegon: We're loving the shopping in downtown
Maybe that sounds crazy, but shop is mainly what we did during our day spent in downtown Muskegon. You know Laney -- if there's shopping to be had, she'll find it.
Top 5 things to do in Muskegon area this week: Founder's Day, 9/11 project and more
Muskegon Community College will celebrate its founding in 1926 with a "Roaring Twenties- style" event at the Lake House, 730 Terrace Point Drive, in Muskegon on Sept. 18. The event will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. and will feature live jazz, snacks, silent auction, cash bar and, of course, flappers.
Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar: There's Michigan craft beers galore at Mitten Bar in Ludington
A city known for its representation of Michigan's beauty, Ludington is home to a bar that houses many of the state's most popular beers. The Mitten Bar, located at 109 W. Ludington Ave., less than a mile from Lake Michigan, is owned and operated by husband and wife Brian and Megan Josefowicz.
Not your parents' downtown: The 'change' decade, but...
When Jonathan Seyferth talks about how far downtown Muskegon has come in the past decade, he pulls out the "sandbox photo." The photo, taken almost exactly 10 years ago, is shocking and inspiring at the same time.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Life, death and an Irish jig: Michigan Irish Music Festival delights crowds on final day
How do you make death a joyous affair? Ask Steve and Cathy Jo Smith, experts on the rituals of an Irish wake. There is no mourning in the house.
West Michigan Symphony to begin its 75th season with homage to first performance
The West Michigan Symphony is back for its 75th season, and the performers bring with them a lineup of music, performances and tributes that will highlight the symphony's past and celebrate its future. The symphony kicks off its season on Friday, Sept.
Lawyer Brenda Sprader, appointee Judge Kathy Hoogstra vie for votes in 14th Circuit Court election
The bench seat presides over family court cases. Hoogstra was appointed to the non-partisan position in March 2013 by Gov. Rick Snyder, after John C. Ruck's retirement.
Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar: Day 4 takes us to Ludington, Muskegon and Spring Lake
Today we're heading to the Muskegon area to visit three bars in our search for Michigan's Best Neighborhood Bar . But first, we want to tip our cap -- or better yet, our Shotski -- to Kalamazoo for three great visits on Saturday, Sept.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Dave Alexander: Nothing's happened in Muskegon? What about these six developments?
My wife Peg and I came to Muskegon in the early 1980s and sometimes it does feel as if nothing ever gets done here. But then, just look back over the past three decades.
Police Say Walmart Shoplifter Used Motorized Cart For Getaway
Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Walmart. A customer called police Monday night to report someone riding a shopping cart from the lot at the store in Muskegon County's Fruitport Township.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Retail fraud incident at Wal-Mart escalates as suspect pulls out weapon, then flees
An attempted retail fraud incident escalated at a local Wal-Mart store in Muskegon County after the alleged suspect threatened security guards with a weapon. The incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept.
Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame selects Stan Tyler, others who have made impact across state
The Hall of Fame has posthumously named Stan R. Tyler Jr. of Muskegon as its 2014 member in the field of Philanthropy. The Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame was created to recognize Irish Americans who have made important contributions in various areas of life in Michigan.